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Burnett hired as CFO

July 14, 2017

Contact: Michael Tullier, APR
Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing
 

Dr. Sharron Taylor Burnett
Burnett

Tuskegee University is pleased to announce that Dr. Sharron Taylor Burnett has assumed responsibilities as the university’s chief financial officer. Burnett was selected following a national search conducted by the Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting firm.

As CFO, Burnett will advise senior administrators and trustees on financial issues relating to the university. She will promote the university’s financial well-being by providing budgetary management, monitoring appropriate investments, exercising executive budgetary control and safeguarding the university’s financial assets.

Burnett replaces Howard Adamski, a director with the firm Grant Thornton LLP, who has served as interim CFO since November 2016. Adamski will assist with Burnett's transition into the CFO role, and he and Grant Thornton will continue to serve the university in an advisory capacity.

Burnett comes to Tuskegee with 28 years of public accounting, internal auditing and banking experience — 25 of which have been in the higher education sector. For the past three and a half years, she has served as Vice President for Fiscal and Administrative Affairs at Langston University (Langston, Oklahoma). Prior to serving at Langston, she served in administrative posts at her alma mater, Lane College (Jackson, Tennessee), and Meharry Medical College (Nashville, Tennessee), in capacities that included Executive Vice President, Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration, Compliance Officer, Director of Personnel, and Chief Accountant.

A native of Tennessee, she completed a bachelor’s in business administration at Lane College and an MBA at the University of Tennessee at Martin. She earned a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Memphis and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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